Stranger Says: This hauntingly beautiful and oddly compelling documentary follows unlikely figures living on the fringes, including a roller-skating street performer with delusions that she is world-famous and a dad so addicted to drugs that he has virtually no relationship with his adult son. The five characters live in Vancouver, BC, and their stories play out as the 2010 Winter Olympics are going on in the background. They are real people, but here they are acting for the camera as themselves—so you get the most intense, revealing, dramatic versions of them possible. It’s an uncategorizable film and a masterful piece of nonfiction art.
by Christopher Frizzelle